Donnacha Dennehy is a composer whose music has featured in festivals and venues around the world.
Class of 2021:
Concentrators may elect either to fulfill the former requirements, or fulfill the revised requirements listed below, using the Junior Seminar from fall of 2019 in place of the new, credited Junior Seminar.
Classes of 2022, 2023 and 2024:
Concentrators are strongly encouraged to complete the requirements below. Students should consult the archived Undergraduate Announcement for details of the previous requirements.
Class of 2025 and beyond:
Students majoring in music take a total of 11 courses in the major: three prerequisite courses (MUS 105, one M&M course, one C&C course); two additional courses in Culture & Criticism; two additional courses in Materials & Making (one of the three total M&M courses, including the M&M prerequisite, must include MUS 106, MUS 205, MUS 206, MUS 311, MUS 312 or an alternative approved by the DUS); three additional electives, two of which should be at the 300-level or higher; and a credit-bearing Junior Seminar. Music majors in the Program in Music Performance certificate may use one performance course (such as MPP 213, 214, 215, 216, 219) as a departmental. Concentrators design their program of study in close consultation with the Director of Undergraduate Studies, and are strongly encouraged meet with the DUS in their first year to plan potential paths through the curriculum, as some upper-level courses have their own prerequisites. In general, we encourage students to lead with their strengths but also to take risks and step out of their comfort zones, principles that should guide their course choices.
The two distribution areas, listed below, are meant to be broad and relatively inclusive, while also serving to encourage students to look at courses they might otherwise not be inclined to consider. Note that some courses are listed in both areas; such courses can only fill the requirement for one of the areas, at the student’s discretion.